So I’ve been putting off this post for a long time, only because I kept telling myself that I wanted to write this post while I was sitting at my desk at home, where my box of letters are kept. And for some reason, I could never get myself to sit at my desk—something about doing homework there during the school year makes me not want to sit there during break.
Enough talking, let’s get down to the details! Well….just some background before I share what I received and sent. I love snail-mail. I have always liked it and ever since I was young, I wanted a pen pal, but didn’t have much success. I think because of that, I forgot about how much I wanted a pen pal and therefore gave up on it. Recently, because of technology, it’s much easier to find pen pals and meet people from all around the world. And since I started blogging in October 2014, I have sort of changed my blogging direction and I think it’s for the better! I have found so many blogs that have inspired me to change my focus and I really like where I’m going. That may change in the future, but for now, it just feels right. So embarking on this ‘newfound’ snail-mail journey, I signed up for several blogs/websites that allow help you find others who love exchanging snail-mail as well: Lovely Letters, Swat-Bot, Adopt A Platoon, Adopt a U.S. Soldier, The Postal Society, as well as searching the tags #penpals, #penpalwanted, #snailmail on Instagram. I have been connected with people from all over the world, and I enjoy it! So without further delay…
As part of a Swap-Bot Christmas Card exchange, I received a card from Dave in Minnesota. I especially liked the paper star he included in the card.
In another Swap-Bot exchange, I received a letter from Jamie in Oregon. This exchange focused on starting the new year with a penpal, and I enjoyed reading about his life. I wrote back a few weeks later, and I hope to be hearing from him! By the way, his handwriting was very unique!
Here are some of the envelopes that I decorated to send Christmas Cards to my friends, as well as new penpals Sophia in Indonesia and Rachel in the UK (connected through Instagram @pen.pals.wanted).
I also sent some New Year’s cards to a few ladies, and received three cards from three different people.
Also, I’m honored to be writing to a few soldiers. I love being able to support our troops for all that they do for our country.
I received a very nice and heartfelt letter from Lori in Canada. She is the first person to connect with me through Post Society. I loved her decorations and small little knick-knacks she sent, along with a postage stamp. I returned her letter (and forgot to take pictures of what I sent…bad habit!).
What are your thoughts on snail-mail? Or perhaps you’d like to be penpals? Submit your info on my contact page and I’ll be sure to send something your way! Tell me a little about you as well!